Dagmar Oksenholt Owen
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Dagmar Oksenholt Owen slipped peacefully into eternal bliss at her home in Shreveport Sunday morning, surrounded by her family. Her devoted husband Don, her best friend and soulmate, held her hand at the time of passing.
Dagmar and Don were inseparable throughout their 56 year marriage. Together they raised a family, traveled the world, and relished each other's company in settings both majestic and simple. Their devotion to each other was without limitation.
Dagmar was a lifelong resident of Shreveport. She was proud of her Danish heritage and was widely known for her stunning red hair and her lively wit. She was a faithful member of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral , where she served in the altar guild.
Dagmar is survived by her husband Don, and her two children, Daryl Owen and wife Ellen of McLean, Virginia, and Donna Owen Touchstone and husband Jack of Shreveport. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Amber Carr Gupta and husbnd Rahul, Alexa Leigh Carr, Jonathan Owen Carr, and Alexander Owen, as well as a sister, Jensena Bridges, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral on Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the parlor . The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Sarah Claire Touchstone Memorial - NICU Department; LSU Health Shreveport Foundation; 920 Pierremont Road, Suite 407; Shreveport, LA 71106; 318-861-0855.
Dagmar will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. But all who know and love her can take comfort in knowing that her last meal was ice cream.
Published in Shreveport Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2012